LG to dump modular design, revert to ‘standard’ for G6 build
This year, in the opening days of the calendar flip, LG did something that a lot of OEMs would have shied away from and actually delved deep into the market of making modular smartphones, a move that birthed the LG G5 and as well, its “friends” which were not shy to accompany it into the market.
However, the device failed to do well in terms of sales and this could not be blamed on many things other than the kind of pricing that some of these units and their friends ran and as well, the truth that this was somewhat of a new idea that people were not yet to get used to.
Having to pack a lot of accessories in order to get the best out of your device is not something that a lot of people are out for and as such, the LG market was divided on this one.
With the LG G6 due to launch next year, there are new reports that LG is planning to ditch the idea of modular devices and instead, opt to make this one a standard device in order to cut their losses and make a better return on the sales of this one.
This would be better in the sense that instead of creating a technology that people are not ready for as of yet, they would just be able to meet the expectations of users while researching on how to make the modular technology greater by the time people would be ready for it.
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